Health & Wellness

Edison Middle Schools Take First and Second in Health Bee

ca64230d9684e48fae50_Edison_Schools.jpg
Credits: Sarita Ragade
95f4784651afdd22b9a9_hhms_check1.jpg
Credits: Sarita Ragade
ef44213a7412c1716810_Herbert_Hoover_buzzes_in.jpg
Credits: UnitedHealthcare
453cc92a7c045e67b530_hhms_check.jpg
Credits: Sarita Ragade
ca9f05767517afc575dc_John_Adams_Answers_Correctly.JPG
Credits: UnitedHealthcare
9f76951dc917afa85f18_South_Amboy_ready_to_answer.JPG
Credits: UnitedHealthcare
ca64230d9684e48fae50_Edison_Schools.jpg

EDISON, NJ - The UnitedHealthcare Health Bee, just completed its third year of its Jeopardy-style quiz competition designed to get middle school students excited about health, fitness and nutrition.

The quiz had a plethora of questions, ranging from science, to food and nutrition, and exercise and physical activity. The master of ceremony was very interactive with the participants, and made the Jeopardy-style quiz fun and entertaining. 

It was a close match between Herbert Hoover and John Adams Middle Schools but in the end Herbert Hoover triumphed with 110 points to John Adams 95.

Sign Up for E-News

“It was a nail biting finish for HHMS with 110 points while JAMS finished at 2nd place with 95,” Sarita Ragade said.

Herbert Hoover Middle School won first place and a $1,000 grant to support healthy programs for pre-teen students in the 2015 UnitedHealthcare Health Bee and the team consisted of 7th graders, Brennan Alviar, Anjuna Chakraverty, Shayla Edwards, Humber Gorospe, and Siya Ragade.

The Herbert Hoover Middlesex school nurse, Carol Martinez, guided them through the preparation, for the health bee over the past few weeks.

John Adams Middle School went on to win second place in the competition and a $500 grant from UnitedHealthcare to support healthy programs that combat childhood obesity and the team consisted of 7th graders, Aryan Borole, Vibha Jadhav, Yeshaswi Pulijala, and Rohan Shah.

South Amboy Middle School took home the Spirit Award and a $250 grant to support healthy programs at their school and the team consisted of 7th graders, Sarah Krapik, Philip Joks, Emma Schaefer, Nashari Payano.

“Studies have shown that seventh grade is a critical time in pre-teens’ development when they start to form attitudes about health, nutrition and self-esteem that will last them into adulthood,” said Michael McGuire, chief executive officer, UnitedHealthcare of New Jersey.

The UnitedHealthcare Health Bee aims to get students excited about health and fitness with a fun competition that quizzes them on their knowledge about nutrition, physical fitness and general health and science

Related Story

Bee Season in Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Edison

Holy Savior Cheerleading Squad Takes Season by 'Storm'

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Holy Savior Academy’s (HSA) ‘Biddy’ Cheerleading Squad, the Storm,  recently completed their 2017-2018 season with a first place win in their division at Cheerfest. Held May 12 at Six Flags Great Adventure, the annual multi-state competition featured teams from throughout New Jersey. 

“This cheer season has been such an ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Steve Lenox of TAPinto Paterson

This week's feature will focus on TAPinto Paterson's franchisee, Steve Lenox. Find out how the current owner of a public affairs firm went from a former State Director for Senator Frank Lautenberg to a proud TAPinto franchisee for New Jersey's third largest city.

 

Q. When did you join TAPinto.net?

I joined TAPinto.net in September, ...

New Jersey State Motor Vehicle Commission Returns to South Plainfield

May 21, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A new state Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) opened its doors in South Plainfield on Monday, just one week shy of a year since the borough’s former agency closed its doors. The office, located at 5000 Hadley Road, will provide in-person services to residents of the borough and the surrounding communities six days a week. 

“I would like ...

Rutgers Center Battles Noise Pollution Nationwide

May 11, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - Eric Zwerling got a call this week from a man was living next to a fitness center, complaining he repeatedly heard the loud thud heavy free weights and medicine balls hit the floor.

The man was recovering from having a pace maker in his chest and wondering of the impact of the noise from the gym.

“I’ve received thousands of calls,” said Zwerling, ...

Senator Robert Menendez to Give the Keynote Address to Progressive Grassroots Group

May 23, 2018

Senator Robert Menendez will be the keynote speaker that the Inaugural Gala presented by Action Together New Jersey (ATNJ), the state’s largest progressive grassroots organization.

“I am honored and humbled that Action Together New Jersey asked me to keynote this year’s gala,” Sen. Menendez said. “After a 2016 election that shook many New Jerseyans to their core, ...

'Turning Off the Morning News' brings comic twist

‘Turning Off the Morning News’ tackles today’s issues with a comic twist

By Liz Keill

PRINCETON, N J – Despite the late night comics, no one quite captures the insanity of the political/social status world like Christopher Durang.

His latest play, “Turning off the Morning News” hit the ground running.  John Pankow as Jimmy addresses the audience, ...